March has certainly come in like a lion to my corner of Germany. This past week saw snow showers almost every day. Each morning we’d wake up to a dusting, or much more (especially in the hills around us), and my kids would cross their fingers as I checked to see if their school would start late. No such luck for them.
The snow here is beautiful, and the way it sits on the feathery branches of the spruce and fir trees gives this area a fairy tale appearance. This is the view we dreamed of at Christmas, when the weather was just shy of balmy. But winter did finally come to us.
After a significant snow on Tuesday, we had a sunny day Wednesday, and, as I walked my dog that afternoon, I was reminded of a quote from Charles Dickens: “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
So that’s where we stand now. The last patches of snow have melted in my yard, although I can still see some snowy fields on the surrounding hills. Next week the forecast promises 50 degrees in the afternoons.
I think the lion has roared his fill and is turning to leave. I’ll be glad to see March go out like a lamb.